Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 30th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 30th, 2017

Welcome to the September 30th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow the Minnesota Twins here every morning!

News and Notes

Minnesota Twins 6, Detroit Tigers 3

In spite of a 3-run 1st inning, the Twins stormed back to take the win on Friday evening. While Kyle Gibson got hit around a bit, he also posted excellent K/BB numbers on the night as he went 3 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Jose Berrios worked 1 1/3 innings in relief to get ready for the Wild Card game. Matt Belisle threw a perfect 9th inning with a pair of strikeouts to earn his 9th save of the season.

Eduardo Escobar had a home run, double, and a single on the day he learned of his grandfather’s passing. Brian Dozier had a home run, double, and two walks. Chris Gimenez had a single and two walks. Ehire Adrianza had a double and a single.

September 30th Probable Starter: Aaron Slegers vs. Detroit Tigers, 6:10AM CT

Wild Card Game Standings

  • Boston Red Sox, 92-68, —
  • New York Yankees, 90-70, -3.0
  • Minnesota Twins, 84-76,2–

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One Last Thing

On September 30, 1981, the Minnesota Twins lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-2. It led the Royals to the playoffs in a strike-shortened season, but it meant so much more for the Twins. It was the last game for the Twins in Metropolitan Stadium. The next season they would move to the Metrodome. The Twins played there from the time they moved to Minnesota in 1961 until 1981.

Here are the leaders by stadium in Minnesota Twins history (min. 200 PA or 50 IP for rate stats):

Metropolitan Stadium:
AVG: Rod Cares .341
HR: Harmon Killebrew 246
SB: Rod Carew 148
W: Jim Kaat 95
K: Jim Kaat 952
ERA: Darold Knowles 1.74

AVG: Edgar Martinez .371
HR: Kent Hrbek 156
SB: Chuck Knoblauch 153
W: Brad Radke 85
K: Brad Radke 839
ERA: Joe Nathan 1.86

Target Field:
AVG: Victor Martinez .360
HR: Brian Dozier 75
SB: Brian Dozier 46
W: Brian Duensing and Kyle Gibson 20
K: Francisco Liriano 262
ERA: Caleb Thielbar 2.29